Aidan O'Brien won this a year ago and Sloane Street will attract attention after her best run to date over a slightly longer trip three weeks ago. She's thoroughly exposed, however, while Eva's Time has been very disappointing when strongly fancied in her two latest runs though this surface may bring out the best in her. Ariyfa, whose dam is a half-sister to Azamour, made a very promising debut behind Betrothed at Naas in August but the form hasn't worked out. ANSAAB has had just three runs and looked a certain future winner when a very good third at the Curragh last month. He subsequently disappointed at Cork but in the hope that he'll do better on Polytrack he gets the vote to make amends.
Ansaab 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, closer in 2nd from 3f out, soon challenged, no extra in 3rd and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 16, 9l behind Fred Fenster (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft.
Aragorn Rouge 5-2 (9-3) Led, strongly pressed from early straight, headed under pressure well over 1f out, 3rd and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Takapour (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol in Jul.
Chart Master (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, 9th approaching straight, went 6th before last, kept on same pace without troubling leaders, 4th of 18, 13l behind Face Value (10-12) at Punchestown 2m 3yo mdn hdl.
The Lodge Road (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong and kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Katherine Lee (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Sep.
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden in 7th 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 15th of 18, 29l behind Fred Fenster (9-12) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp 50-80 sft.
Ariyfa (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th 2f out, ridden into 7th 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Betrothed (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks gf in Aug.
Eva's Time (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, driven along approaching straight, no impression from 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 8l behind Atlantic Swing (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft.
Hunting Goddess Galileo filly out of Leto.
Nadeshiko (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Blue Beacon.
Noverre Princess (IRE) Noverre filly out of Red Bartsia.
Sloane Street (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, smooth progress entering straight to lead 2f out, soon ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Missliyna (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol.
Spice Power (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division best, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 22, 15l behind Sharestan (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks in Jun.
Whisper Gently (IRE) High Chaparral filly out of Whisper Light.
Wicked Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inner, 7th halfway, some headway early straight, 3rd over 1f out, kept on one pace without threatening, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Missliyna (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol.
Possessive Singspiel filly out of Possessed.
Placere (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, moderate 10th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 9l behind Atlantic Swing (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f 3yo fll stks sft.
Iconic Sway (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 17l behind Missliyna (9-0) at Dundalk 1m 4f sks pol.